Occupational Vocational Teacher Education (Secondary)


 

Upon completion of this major, graduates will be prepared to demonstrate competence in planning, delivery and evaluating curriculum and instruction; utilize effective interpersonal communication skills and multicultural understandings; fulfill a professional role in the school and in the community; integrate theories of teaching and learning and translate these into practice; utilize technology to enhance the teaching and learning environment; and, demonstrate commitment to the concept of life-long learning.

The Occupational-Vocational Teacher Education Program offers three options for students:

  1. A certification program for current teachers of trade and industrial education requiring 66 prescribed credits. Upon successful completion of certification requirements, students may continue in the degree program presented below.
  2. A degree program for persons who plan to become teachers and who have occupational experience and/or an associate degree in an area of certification who plan to become teachers.
  3. A degree program partnership for students involving Delaware State University, University of Delaware, and Delaware Technical & Community College. Students obtain general and professional education at Delaware State University and technical specialization at a Delaware Technical & Community College campus. Full-time students who register for 12 semester hours at Delaware State University in the Occupational-Vocational Teacher Education Program will be given authorization to take 6-9 semester hours at Delaware Technical & Community College at no extra cost. Full-time students at Delaware Technical & Community College will be given authorization to take 6-9 semester hours at Delaware State University at no extra cost per the 1973 agreement.

The following specialization courses are offered in the occupation area: construction, electricity/electronics, energy conversion, power mechanics, graphics communications, materials, and manufacturing processes, cosmetology, health occupations, data processing, food services and child care and guidance. The Occupational-Vocational Teacher Education Program recognizes the 60 areas offered by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI). Up to 24 credit hours of university credit may be awarded toward a degree upon successful completion of a competency demonstration test. Arrangements to take the examination may be made with the program director after completion of 30 hours.


Degree to Certification Programs*. These courses are required by the Delaware Department of Education for certification for non-teaching students with military experience, or an associate in science degree, and for pre-service and in-service teachers beginning college after July 1, 1993.

While not a degree requirement, teachers seeking trade and industrial special education endorsement to certification should take these courses:

 

12-311 Curriculum and Materials for Children with Exceptional Learning Needs 3
12-321 Assessment of Children and Youth with Exceptional Learning Needs 3

 

*These courses are required by the Delaware Department of Education for certification.

Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Vocational Teacher Education (Secondary)
First Year
First Semester    
01-101 English Composition I
3
12-191 University Seminar I
1
16-100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
2
25-101 Survey of Mathematics I
3
34-204 The African-American Experience from 1865
3
XX-XXX Science Elective ***
4
XX-XXX Occupational Course ++
3
   
19
Second Semester    
01-102 English Composition II
3
12-112 Instructional Technology in Education
3
12-192 University Seminar II
1
25-102 Survey of Mathematics II
3
36-201 Introduction to General Psychology
3
XX-XXX Science Elective ***
3
XX-XXX Occupational Course ++
3
  Required to take PPST/PRAXIS
19
Second Year
First Semester    
01-200 Speech
3
01-201 or 205 World Literature I or African-American Literature I
3
35-107 Survey of Computer Science
3
XX-XXX Arts / Humanities Elective ***
3
XX-XXX Occupational Courses ++
6
   
18
Second Semester    
01-202 or 206 World Literature II or African-American Literature II
3
12-313 Introduction to Education of Children with Exceptional Learning Needs
3
12-318 Multicultural Education
3
31-395 Global Societies
3
XX-XXX Occupational Courses ++
6
  Required to pass PPST/PRAXIS
18
Third Year
First Semester    
12-309 Classroom Management / Behavior Modification for Teachers
3
12-351 Occupational Practicum I
3
12-355 Effective Teaching Skills
3
12-360 Instructional Evaluation in Vocational Education
3
36-204 Educational Psychology
3
XX-XXX Occupational Course ++
3
   
18
Second Semester    
12-322 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School
3
12-356 Shop Organization, Management and Safety
3
12-361 Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Vocational-Technical Ed.
3
12-451 Classroom Practicum I
3
12-455 Methods in Vocational Education
3
XX-XXX Occupational Course ++
3
   
18
Fourth Year
First Semester    
12-352 Classroom Practicum II
3
12-353 Vocational Guidance
3
12-409 Methods of Teaching Exceptional Students
3
12-415 Introduction to Vocational-Technical Education
3
12-452 Classroom Practicum II
3
12-456 Youth Organizations and Activities
3
   
16
Second Semester    
12-400 Preservice / Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (Senior Capstone)
12
   
12
  Total credits 140  
 

++ Occupational courses may be taken at Delaware Technical and Community College under partnership agreement between the two institutions simultaneously. Dual enrollment may constitute full-time student status.

*** Elective courses from the General Education requirements